Praying For Sunshine is the third brilliant single, lifted from Children Collide’s album Monument, released today to radio and available digitally. Alongside the single is another clever video clip from the band, and several extra tour dates added to satisfy demand.
Children Collide are back after the roaring success of Theory Of Everything with new single Sword To A Gunfight which you will be able to find on their upcomming album Monument [out in April]. And to celebrate, they’re dragging themsleves out of the studio to embark on a nationwide tour.
In yet another week of craziness and general tomfoolery, the week has ended at Triple J with Children Collide’s Johnny Mackay daring Lindsay McDougall – aka ‘The Doctor’ to replicate the clip for CC’s latest hit Loveless.
Melbourne trio Children Collide are at that stage where they either front up and claim their place as hard rocking geniuses or one-album wonders. For the sake of brevity I’ll tell you that Theory Of Everything is a solid piece of work that encompasses all of the visceral energy of The Long Now, punctuating it with a slightly more mature sensibility. There is no second-album blues here – just a noticable growth in sound and concept which should ultimately serve the band well as they go on to produce further work.
Not even the worst rain storm in 15 years could dampen the excitement of going to see Children Collide at the Corner on a Friday night. Sure, it was finals time, with Geelong narrowly going down to St Kilda in a contentious game that came down to the wire, but the buzz in Richmond’s finest live music venue was a result of a crowd anxiously waiting to see one of Australia’s most formidible live bands.
The astronomical year that has seen Children Collide grow to one of Australia’s premiere heavy alt-rock bands looks set to get even more exciting, with a version of their hit single ‘Sketleton Dance’, (mixed by none other than the UK’s Latytron) set to appear on the in-game soundtrack for EA Sports FIFA 10.